It’s been a while since I’ve actually written anything of my own. As an editor I spend a lot of time planning, scheduling and fine-tuning other people’s writing, so it’s nice to put pen to paper (so to speak) once in a while.
It’s especially nice to write about what I know. As any copywriter can testify, there’s often a lot of researching-on-the-job involved, particularly when it comes to travel (unless you’re one of those people who actually gets sent to places to write about them. I’m yet to meet one).
A year or so ago we took our then 9-month-old son to Italy, and I wrote this post about what to pack for baby’s first holiday for the First Choice blog. It’s long. And I could have carried on.
A year on – and with a walking, talking little person in tow – I had a lot of fun writing this guide on how to keep your toddler entertained on a flight for the Thomson blog.
For the record, he wasn’t all bad on the plane. There were at least 20 minutes of blissful silence when he fell asleep (on me, of course, just as I’d decided I really must get up to go to the loo). For the rest of the journey we tried our best to keep him occupied with pretty much anything we could think of.
All I can say is, thank God for Mini Cheddars and Mr Tumble.